Manchester, Connecticut

Financial Literacy

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Basic Banking
Bankrate. Compare rates for checking, savings, and CDs, and mortgages. It also includes bank ratings and calculators to compare borrowing costs.

America's Credit Unions. It offers information on locating and joining a credit union, as well as the latest news in consumer finance.

Credit and Debt Management
Annual Credit Report. The ONLY authorized online source for free credit reports under federal law. Request a free credit report once every 12 months.

Consumer's Guide to Credit Cards. Guide to credit cards from the Federal Reserve, including information on new credit card rules.

Credit Reports and Credit Scores. Concise explanation of credit scores, reports, and errors, with useful links to consumer help and bilingual resources.

Federal Trade Commission Fair Debt Collection. Commonly asked questions about your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, with information about filing a complaint with the FTC.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Connects consumers with local credit counseling services.

Financial Literacy
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy. Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.

Healthy Habits That Save
America Saves. Savings tips, strategies, and resources to help build personal wealth.

Feed the Pig. Interactive site designed to help young adults aged 25-34 gain control of their finances.

Get More Money Now. Savings basics from the Better Business Bureau.

Making Home Affordable. U.S. government program providing support for homeowners, including mortgage and foreclosure assistance.

Mortgage Foreclosure Resources. Resources from the Federal Reserve System for consumers and others.

Identity Theft / Fraud
Fighting Back Against Identity Theft. A one-stop resource to learn how to deter, detect and defend against identity theft. Avoid Fraud. Tips from the SEC on avoiding scams.

Money Matters: Tips from the FTC. Get help weathering tough economic times and tackling money issues from the Federal Trade Commission. Practical tips from the government and the technology industry to help protect yourself against internet fraud.

Personal Finance / Budgeting
Basics of Money. How to budget, spend, and manage your money wisely from Kiplinger's.

Money 101. A step-by-step guide to gaining control of your financial life.

MyMoney. U.S. government site dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics of financial education.

Savvy Shopping / Bargain Hunting
Frugal Living Guide. Money savings tips from

Wise Bread: Living Large on a Small Budget. Personal finance, frugal living, shopping tips, and consumer advice.

Updated April 2020